The Green Bay Packers have been battling through injuries in the first five games of the 2021 season. Most recently, pro bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander suffered an AC joint shoulder injury in week 4 against the Steelers. He was put on injured reserve a few days ago and may need surgery which would most likely end his 2021 season. The Packers brought back Kevin King on a one-year deal and drafted Eric Stokes this year, but they could still use help at the position. With the Seattle Seahawks recently releasing veteran corner Tre Flowers, perhaps he could restore a struggling Packers secondary.
Flowers was going into his fourth season with Seattle before falling out of the starting lineup. He was replaced by corner Sidney Jones and ultimately asked to be released. During his first three seasons, Flowers had three interceptions, defended sixteen passes, and forced five fumbles. In addition, he also recorded 157 solo tackles, with three behind the line of scrimmage. Flowers averaged a PFF (Pro Football Focus) grade of 56 during his first three seasons and could further develop in Joe Barry’s defense.
The Green Bay Packers essentially missed out on signing All-Pro veteran corner Stephon Gilmore because of their current financial status. He was asking for about $7M this year when Green Bay only has $7.79M to spare with some crucial free agents to re-sign this offseason. Tre Flowers, a fifth-round pick back in 2018, is on the last year of his 4-year, $2.75M contract, according to Spotrac, and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2022. Not only does he provide depth at a cheaper price, but also great starting talent in case Jaire Alexander has surgery.
With him being only 28 years old, the Packers being a playoff contender, and Jaire possibly missing the rest of the season, Green Bay could use Flowers’ promising talent in their starting lineup.
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